Things Little Z says

It’s been quite a while since I wrote one of these and it feels like an age since I blogged. 3 days. That’s forever. With the world gone crazy and death and destruction all over the place I’ve felt a bit meh about everything. So I thought it might be good timing to see the would through a little boys again for a few minutes to make it all look slightly better again.

So here’s what my 3 and a half year old has been saying recently…

On not wanting to go to his superhero party…
Z: But I don’t like superman. I want to wear my bus top. I don’t want to be a superhero.
(After running around Toys R us the day before panic buying the outfit and then shifting work about to drop him off he was definitely going. After a 30 minute battle to get him into it and, probably earning an early morning wrath from the sleeping neighbours, he eventually discovered the cape would fly behind him if he ran up and down the street. Anytime a neighbour asked how Superman was that morning he replied “No” rather grumpily. Grumpy loved his party though after all that.

He has taken to retorting “fine” anytime he realises he has to do something he doesn’t want to. I definitely don’t know where he’s picked that up from…
Me: Little Z why are you acting like a teenager?
Z: I don’t know what that word means

On trying to slip away for a 2 minute comfort break…
Z: Where you going Mummy?
Me: To the toilet?
Z: Shall I help you?
Me: No it’s ok…
Z: I need to help you!
Cue trying to get into the bath / fill it with bubbles / brushing his teeth

Discovering silver linings in every situation…
Me: Brush your teeth
Z: My toothpaste isn’t stripey.
Me: [Carefully puts stripey toothpaste on] Z: I need red one….
Me: [Tries to squeeze out a bit more Aquafresh] Z: [3 seconds of brushing] I finished!
Me: You need to brush properly, I’ll help you…
Z: No My DO IT!
[10 more minutes of this…] Z: I finished!
Me: If you don’t brush properly your teeth will fall out.
Z: Then tooth fairy come?
Me: How do you know about the tooth fairy?
Z: [Silence and all knowing grin]

On seeing the Maltese advert where the guy does the straw thing…
Z: Let’s do that!!
Me: Errr….
Z: [Running to the kitchen to fetch his props] Come on mummy!!
OH: [Runs after him] I want a go!
It took about 10 minutes with all 3 of us trying to stop maltesers rolling about all over the place or melting. I am very pleased to say I did it first!

Z: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to my magic show! You have to clap now.
[obedient clapping from the mummy and daddy audience] Then everything gets turned into a frog. I think maybe we need to watch a bit less of Nanny Plum in our house for a bit.


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  1. Mummy Tries July 23, 2014 / 7:34 am

    Tee hee, he’s a funny boy 🙂 love the tooth fairy comment and wry silence! My middle girl comes out with some fab one liners, really need to record them like this #sharewithme
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  2. Izzie Anderton July 23, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    Don’t you just love the things they come out with?! So funny & you’ll have your blog to remind him about all of this when he’s older!
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  3. PottyMouthedMummy July 23, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    This really made me chuckle. So so funny xxx
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  4. Jenny July 23, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    Oh bless me he is so adorable!!! I love the things Z says! Amazing. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me, I love these posts. They always make me smile. Can so relate. #sharewithme
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  5. Katie @mummydaddyme July 23, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    So sweet, you have to clap me now is so cute! I have been feeling a bit meh about things too since all the horrible news recently. x
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  6. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) July 24, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    I can see that there are lots of interesting conversations there. Good to know that your kid is lifting your spirit up. I am worrying a lot too about the state of the world =( #BrilliantBlogPosts
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  7. Loving life with little ones July 24, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    They do come out with some funny things don’t they, at the moments eyebrows are called rainbows by Little 2 and she keeps talking about them, it’s rather funny.#sharewithme

  8. amy July 25, 2014 / 9:15 am

    haha made me laugh i get turned into a frog daily aswell and then get told off for not being a frog
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  9. Rob George July 25, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Absolutely adore this blog post, talk about keeping you on your toes!! Very worthwhile reading and useful preparation for this particular dad to be! Glad to have discovered you, good health and happiness to you all #PoCoLo
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  10. karen Bell July 25, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Ah, yes, I can relate to this. I just showed hubby your post, so he can see we are not the only ones with issues like this (especially the brushing teeth)!
    Great post.
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  11. Nikki Thomas July 26, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    I love these posts. How does he know about the tooth fairy? You will have many happy years of ‘fine’ I’m afraid. The superman costume looks so cute, I love it!
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  12. Suddenly Mummy (@suddenly_mummy) July 26, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    Ha! Sometimes their little sayings are just cute and funny, but other times I seriously wonder whether they know far more than we think!

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  13. Suddenly Mummy (@suddenly_mummy) July 26, 2014 / 11:42 pm

    Ha! Sometimes their little comments are just cute and funny but other times I seriously wonder whether they know a lot more than we think!
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  14. Erica Price July 27, 2014 / 6:29 am

    Had to laugh at the tooth fairy comment. He’s going to be running rings round people when he’s older.
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  15. Hayley @hayleyfromhome July 29, 2014 / 9:19 pm

    He sounds so cute, I love that you tried out the malteaser thing with him! I understand what you mean about the news, it’s hard to put it all out your mind x
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